I've been trying to learn a jazz standard a month (some of you may know the website). And in general I'm finding it fantastic; learning a ton about harmony and soloing concepts. And really seeing there is a whole lifetime of study to be had. However, I really have zero interest in playing walking bass. I mean I get it, and I can do it well enough. But I have no desire to practice and get better. And the theory concepts I would be learning seem to covered in the soloing aspects. My plan to keep engaged in the process is to compose two types of solo for each standard. A melodic solo solo, then a more rhythmic bass line but using soloing concepts. Am I selling myself short?